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Thank you[edit]

Just... thank you for all your recent work related to sculptures. For participating in the MoS discussions, starting the RfC, etc. I see you're working here and this is exactly the type of work this project has needed for a long time. Will take some time to figure out how to move forward, and require work to get all the pages moved appropriately, but then hopefully moving forward we will have more consistent standards for Wikipedia. Thanks again! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:50, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Side note: I see many links with "U.S. Capitol", but I think "United States Capitol" is better because I believe abbreviations are discouraged in article titles. Or, we might consider "National Statuary Hall Collection" as the disambiguator? Tricky group of articles because some have duplicates and others do not. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:54, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
@Another Believer: Face-smile.svg Thank you! I think for brevity's sake I'll stick with "U.S." for now until I can find a definite policy discouraging abbreviations, especially as there will be the argument that brevity has been lost with the addition of "Statue of...". There doesn't seem to have been a problem with the article title U.S. state. I don't plan to propose these changes for a while yet; I'm still trying to understand what the issues are at the moment. Ham II (talk) 17:05, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Sounds good, and no worries. 'Twas just something I consider. Wikipedia:Article_titles#Article_title_format may be helpful. ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:20, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of WP:TITLEFORMAT; I followed a link from it and it seems that "U.S." is positively encouraged when disambiguating! Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Abbreviations#Acronyms as disambiguators: "To save space, acronyms should be used as disambiguators, when necessary. For example, "Georgia (U.S. state)", "Great Northern Railway (U.S.)" and "Labour Party (UK)". The abbreviations are preferred over United States and United Kingdom, for brevity." That'll save a bit of time otherwise spent discussing this. Ham II (talk) 19:30, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Ham II, Apologies for my incorrect assumption. I vaguely recall learning otherwise, but perhaps that was for an abbreviation less obvious as United States --> US. My bad! I'm eager to see how the MoS discussion goes because there are so many inconsistencies and pages to move. ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:35, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

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Robert E. Lee on Traveller[edit]

Hi! I see that you are interested in the article Robert E. Lee on Traveller. Would you like to review the article for GA?MagicatthemovieS (talk) 19:52, 23 July 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS

The Signpost: 31 July 2019[edit]